San Diego State's Kraig Chiles Named Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week

Sept. 27, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - San Diego State sophomore midfielder Kraig Chiles has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 20-26, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Chiles, from San Diego, Calif., scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick with just over two minutes left against Alabama A&M, giving the Aztecs the 1-0 victory in Thursday's action. On Sunday, he scored two goals in the second half of San Diego State's 3-0 win over Duquesne.

Chiles, who has been named to this week's National Team of the Week by College Soccer News, has scored five times in San Diego State's last three matches and leads the Aztecs with six goals this season.

San Diego State (6-0-1), ranked 24th by College Soccer News, is off to its best start since 1991. The Aztecs open their inaugural Pac-10 season hosting Stanford on Fri., Sept. 30 and California on Sun., Oct. 2.

This is Chiles' first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and first weekly honor for San Diego State.

ALSO NOMINATED: Calen Carr, Sr., F, CAL; Brett Gardner, So., MF, OSU; Andrew Kartunen, Jr., GK, STAN; Jonathan Bornstein, Sr., MF, UCLA; Ely Allen, So., F, WASH.

2005 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 6- Sal Zizzo, Fr., MF, UCLA; Sept. 13- Tyson Wahl, Sr., D, CAL; Sept. 20- Ryan Johnson, Sr., F, OSU; Sept. 27- Kraig Chiles, So., MF, SDSU.

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